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Help Struggling Students Develop Writing Skills

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Standards: Writing
The writing process involves three major phases—prewriting, drafting, and reviewing.  Although struggling students have difficulty across the phases, initially generating ideas for writing and then...

Helping Students Integrate Math and Science, Interacting with Peers

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Standards: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically • Make Sense of Problems • Attend to Precision • Model with Mathematics
Mathematics helps us to understand science and to design, conduct, and analyze the results of scientific experiments. Science requires us to collect data, interpret it for significant patterns, and...

Helping Students Use Visual Representations and Modeling in Math

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Standards: Model with Mathematics
Models help promote mathematical thinking and facilitate an understanding of key concepts and mathematical structures. By seeing and moving objects, students engage their senses to better understand...

Teacher Playlist: Helping Students Understand Math Problems Using Precise Math Language

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Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Attend to Precision
For many students, mathematics word problems are just a jumble of words and numbers. A problem-solving process can help students make sense of problems. They can do this by reading the problem more...

Teacher Playlist: Using Tech to Help Your Students Make Effective Presentation

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Standards: Writing • Speaking and Listening
Developing an effective presentation for a specific audience requires students to read, write, speak, and listen. Regardless of the format (e.g., spoken, written, multimedia), prior to making a...

Thinking Allowed: Helping Students Organize Out Loud to Solve Math Problems

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Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Make Use of Structure
Finding and understanding patterns is crucial to mathematical thinking and problem solving. It is easier for students to understand patterns when they organize their information. Struggling students...

Use Semantic Mapping and Visualizing to Support Struggling Readers

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Standards: Language • Literature • Informational Text
Many students, especially those who struggle and have disabilities, demonstrate strengths in their visual skills. Two evidence-based reading comprehension strategies draw on these strengths: semantic...